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2019 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!


NHWP’s Three Minute Fiction Slam
Wednesday, February 27th at 6pm

Calling all writers and aspiring writers! Join us on Wednesday, February 27th for The New Hampshire Writers' Project's Three Minute Fiction Slam! White Birch Books is co-sponsoring this event with the Jackson Women Writers. The event will begin at 6pm and is open to anyone age 17 and over.

What is a fiction slam? A fast paced literary competition that challenges writers to perform original pieces of fiction in three minutes or less in front of a panel of judges. This year's regional winners will gather for a final showdown in Manchester on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

NHWP’s Three Minute Fiction Slam

Three-Minute Fiction Slam contest:

  • Writers take turns presenting original flash fiction pieces of no more than three minutes in length when read aloud. One point over-all will be deducted if an author goes over the allotted three minutes.
  • After each writer is done, judges give verbal feedback and secretly record a numeric score out of five.
  • The judges keep a private score for each piece. At the end of the night, the contestant with the highest score wins. In the event of a tie, the audience selects the winner through an “Applause-O-Meter” test as determined by the judges.
  • Regional winners are invited to participate in the Three-Minute Fiction Slam state finals. If they cannot attend, then the runner-up will be sent.
  • Past winners have performed their works for the Business in the Arts Awards Ceremony, the Currier Museum, and on-air at NHPR. Among other prizes, the ultimate winner gets free entrance to The 603 Conference (the region’s largest literary conference) where they will read the winning work before an audience of publishers, editors, agents, and fellow writers.

Want to compete?

  • Compose and practice reading/performing a piece of flash fiction.
  • Email Anne Barber at [email protected] to register. Limited Entries!

Friday, March 15, 2019, Noon
Luncheon and author talk with DIANE LES BECQUETS, author of THE LAST WOMAN IN THE FOREST
Moat Mt. Smoke House & Brewing Co., North Conway

Tickets for $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.

Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by March 13.

We are excited to be hosting Diane Les Becquets, author of THE LAST WOMAN IN THE FOREST (March 5, 2019) and BREAKING WILD, an Indie Next Pick and a national bestseller.

Some women are born wild. Some are made.
THE LAST WOMAN IN THE FOREST is a riveting and powerful thriller about a woman whose greatest threat could be the man she loves.…

Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. While separated from each other on another assignment, Marian is shattered to learn of Tate’s tragic death. Worse still is the aftermath in which she discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.

Hoping to clear Tate’s name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who’s been haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move.

Diane Les Becquets is a volunteer at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center and an avid outdoors woman, enjoying archery, bicycling, snowshoeing, swimming, and backpacking with her dog, Izzy. Before moving to New Hampshire, where she now resides with her husband, she lived in a small ranching town in Northwestern Colorado for almost fourteen years, raising her three sons.

1. Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap with Apples, Pecans, Molasses Black Peppercorn Vinaigrette, Locally Grown Greens & Red Onions served with fries
2. Cabana Quesadilla with Black Beans, Cheese & Mango Pineapple Salsa
3. BBQ pulled pork slider trio served with Cajun fries

DESSERT: Chef's Choice

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The Impossible Climb  

Author Evening with Mark Synnott
Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm
Jackson Public Library, Jackson, NH

Join us at the Jackson Public Library for a great author talk with local author, Mark Synnott, and his book The Impossible Climb, which we will be selling that night.

One slip, one false move, one missed toehold and you're dead.

On June 3rd 2017 veteran adventure journalist and professional climber Mark Synnott was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents, a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult, and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free solo'. Meaning no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story.

Indeed, to summit El Cap free solo was a feat likened to Neil Armstrong first walking on the moon.

In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold and the lead-up to Honnold's historic ascent, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community, exploring what motivates them, the paradoxical drive to keep the sport pure and at the same time to fund climbs, and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavour. We watch through Mark's eyes as Alex plots, trains and attempts his heart-stopping free-solo ascent. Ultimately this is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear and our drive to transcend the inevitability of death.

About the Author

Mark Synnott is a twenty-year member of the North Face Global Athlete team. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine and has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, Rock and Ice, and Climbing. He is also an internationally certified mountain guide and a trainer for the Pararescuemen of the United States Air Force. He lives in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire.

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